1986-02-15 Barry McGuigan w rsc 14 (15) Danilo Cabrera, Simonscourt Pavilion, Dublin, Ireland - WBA

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1986-02-15 Barry McGuigan w rsc 14 (15) Danilo Cabrera, Simonscourt Pavilion, Dublin, Ireland - WBA. Referee: Eddie Eckert. Coming in as a late substitute, Cabrera (125¼) gave the champion all the trouble he could handle and cut both of his eyes before he began to slow in the final third of the fight. It was then that McGuigan (125¾) started the drive for home and although it was still blow for blow he was the stronger and eventually caught Cabrera with two cracking lefts to the head which dropped him for ‘eight’ in the 14th. It should have been stopped at that point but it was not. However, after Cabrera twice stumbled over and was seen to be defenceless the referee stepped in belatedly at 1.40 of the 14th.